Sorry if this topic has been done before.
I was a big fan of TinTin books when I was a kid. Recently I bought the newly published TinTin books for my kids. Upon rereading these books, I'm more impressed with Herge on a different level. I noticed how absolutely accurate his drawings depict real life objects, people, culture. etc. For example, in "The Blue Lotus," his illustration of Chinese writings, street scenes were dead on. (I'm a Chinese).
After some wikipedia 'n googling, I learned Herge spent great effort on making sure his drawings depict RL as accurately as they could.
I have great appreciation for artists who put a lot of thoughts into their drawings, even though they're subtle.
btw, am I the only one who's excited about the TinTin movie?!